I am glad, by giving this testimony, to be able to express...

I am glad, by giving this testimony, to be able to express my gratitude for Mary Baker Eddy, for the understanding of God she has brought to me and to others.

In the late eighties I wished to discontinue using tobacco. Its use made me nervous, and I decided to try chewing wheat, thinking that it would satisfy. I carried a supply of wheat with me, which I used when the desire for tobacco was strong. After a short period the desire for tobacco passed away. Later I began to think that I had given up one of the most satisfying pleasures I could experience. In less than one year I began to use tobacco again. At times I felt it would be better if I did not use it. In July, 1914, I thought that maybe it would benefit me if I attended a Christian Science church service. I did not know anything about this Science, but I had overheard a neighbor tell of the help she received when a practitioner visited her. I at tended a Sunday service and was interested. I went to the testimony meeting the following Wednesday evening; what I heard made me think that it would be interesting to know what brought about the healings which some of the people testified that they had received.

I purchased a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy; it was the best investment I ever made, other than the Bible. Before I had finished reading the book, all desire for tobacco and social drinking had left me. I had been a slave to tobacco for thirty-eight years. When at work I would chew; when away from work I smoked. In the last twenty-one years the desire for tobacco or for drink has not entered my thought. What was it that caused me to change my way of thinking? It was the explanation of the truth of the Scriptures given in Science and Health.

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Testimony of Healing
Out of a deep sense of gratitude I testify to the healing...
April 24, 1937

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